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[5/5/2016] Keisuke Tanimoto takes batted ball off knee

Keisuke Tanimoto left yesterday’s (May 4) game against Softbank at Sapporo Dome after he took a batted ball off his right knee while pitching to Seiichi Uchikawa in the eighth inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2016

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RAK

[5/5/2016] Louis Okoye set to play in rehab game on May 6

Louis Okoye (right elbow) is currently working out in Sendai. He got about a week off from games and is now slated to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 6 against Lotte at QVC Marine.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/5/2016

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YOM

[5/5/2016] Miles Mikolas tosses bullpen session

Miles Mikolas (right shoulder) tossed a bullpen session at Giants Stadium on May 4. It was his first session since February. He threw twenty pitches to a squatting catcher. He is hoping to pitch in his first rehab game before the end of the month. If things goes smoothly, he could make the active roster in early June.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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HAM

[5/5/2016] Yuki Saito added to the active roster

The Nippon Ham Fighters added Yuki Saito to the active roster today. Hideki Kuriyama is planning to use Saito as a long reliever with a chance to move into the starting rotation if he pitches well.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

2016 Stats

G GS CG ShO W L Sv HD HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
7 5 1 0 2 3 0 .400 34.0 132 32 1 7 0 27 2 0 17 15 3.97 1.85 7.15 1.15
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[5/5/2016] Luis Perez to get an Ichi-gun start

Luis Perez is set to make his debut as a starter on May 7 against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium. All ten of his Ichi-gun appearances this season have come in relief.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

2016 Stats

G GS CG ShO W L Sv HD HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 SO/9 WHIP
10 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 .500 10.2 42 12 1 7 1 9 2 0 9 9 7.59 5.91 7.59 1.78
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[5/5/2016] Yusuke Nomura records two timely hits in one game

Yusuke Nomura recorded two timely hits in yesterday’s (May 4) game against the Yomiuri Giants (second inning and fourth inning). He is the first pitcher to record two timely hits in one game since Randy Messenger on August 5, 2014, and the first Hiroshima pitcher since Makoto Kito on June 28, 1999.

Of the nine timely hits recorded by a pitcher this season (including home runs), five have come against the Yomiuri Giants: Messenger on April 7, Yudai Ono on April 8, Juri Hara on May 1, and Nomura (two) on May 4.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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SEI

[5/4/2016] Ernesto Mejia keeps on keeping on

Mejia loves day games:

  • 16 G, 22-for-60, 11 HR, 21 RBI, .367/.458/.967
  • 15 G, 18-for-61, 2 HR, 12 RBI, .295/.328/.443
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HAN

[5/4/2016] Kosuke Fukudome leaves game with mild tightness in leg

Kosuke Fukudome left tonight’s game against Chunichi on defense in the fourth inning because of mild tightness in his left leg. He missed a few games last month with tightness in his left hamstring and the Tigers were concerned about reinjury.

Source: Sanspo 5/4/2016

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SEI

[5/4/2016] Naoto Watanabe taken off active roster

Naoto Watanabe was taken off the active roster on May 4 because the pain in his left hamstring was not improving. He first hurt his hamstring during a game against Softbank on April 30. The Lions decided to take Watanabe off the active roster because, even though he was able to hit, he could not run or play defense.

Source: Sanspo 5/4/2016

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[5/4/2016] Jumpei Takahashi tosses a bullpen session

Jumpei Takahashi (left shin) tossed a bullpen session at the Chikugo facilities on May 4. He threw sixty fastballs to a squatting catcher. It was his first session to a squatting catcher since he turned pro.

Source: Daily Sports 5/4/2016

[UPDATE 5/5 @ 3:08pm]

Takahashi could make his debut during a San-gun two-game series against Tokushima (Shikoku Island League) at Chikugo that begins on May 21.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
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